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University of Huddersfield Press launches a new collaboration with Informit.

About Informit
Informit is an open access publishing platform which is mainly used by Australian academics and professionals, but provides access to researchers, practitioners and other users worldwide.Informit provides content from over a 100 specialist databases, covering a wide range of disciplines, such as humanities, business, law, social science, health, engineering and education. As an Australian organisation, Informit holds a collection centred around Australian cultural, social and literary heritage “with a focus on regional perspectives and otherwise hard-to-find research”.

‘We are excited to be hosting 24 important University of Huddersfield Press titles on Informit. These titles are a great addition to our Collections and signify the start of a great relationship.’

Informit

Keep up-to-date with the latest research
On Informit, users can both read publications online or download them for offline access. Furthermore, users can subscribe to newsfeeds to keep up-to-date with the latest publications in their subject area. Informit provides (video) tutorials which aid users in searching Informit, setting up a feed and creating alerts.

University of Huddersfield Press Publications on Informit
The following journals from the University of Huddersfield Press are now available on Informit:

In addition to these journals, the books listed underneath are also freely accessible:

The University of Huddersfield Press celebrates a growing partnership with Science Open.

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Science Open is a freely accessible platform for academic research. Articles, books and chapters can be read and downloaded free of charge and it currently hosts over 59 million articles, 25.000 journals and work by 26 million authors. 

Create your own tailored collection
Science Open allows users to create their own library collections to which they can add publications of interest to their subject area. Users can rate and recommend publications, view Altmetric scores and post their own comments about the research.

Science Open also provides researchers with a wide range of great tools, tailored to support research. These include creating a research profile, linking an ORCID account and a sophisticated multidimensional search function which allows for filtering up to 18 criteria.

Truly open research – removing barriers and increasingly discoverability
At the University of Huddersfield Press, we believe that financial barriers should not prevent access to knowledge. This is not only advantageous to readers but also to researchers themselves. Open access publishing enables authors to reach a wider audience and increase the reach of their research. This also opens up academic research to an audience outside of the ‘traditional’ university environment, encouraging a free exchange of knowledge for practitioners, policymakers, students and more. Our growing partnership with Science Open is helping us to make our research truly accessible to all.

Huddersfield University Press Publications on Science Open
From the University of Huddersfield Press, over 130 publications are now available on Science Open. These include:

 

Introducing our new student assistant

Hello, I am Margaux and I’ll be joining the University of Huddersfield Press team this year. I’m a first-year PhD student, researching, in Applied Linguistics and more specifically conversation analysis. I did my MA in Applied Linguistics at Huddersfield and my BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences (cognitive neuroscience, computer science, statistics and linguistics) at University College Roosevelt. My research interests lie in the realms storytelling, reporting practices and conversation analysis.

I’ll be writing blog posts and providing you all with social media updates! I hope to get more experience in publishing and marketing, as I am not yet sure if I want to continue in academia but want to explore ways to apply my skills. My interest in languages and linguistics started with a passion for books and reading (and a curiosity that has irked classmates and teachers alike), so I thought that going ‘back to basics’ might be the best way to gain relevant professional experiences. I am excited to work for the University of Huddersfield Press as I value open access publishing and am a strong advocate for this. I dream that one day all research will be freely available.

My side projects include cooking and baking, and I run a small Facebook page where I sell homemade baked goods for their cost price to sustain this hobby. I then spend the profits I did not make on notebooks I don’t really need and books I will ‘definitely read this year and not just add to the ever-growing list’.

 

Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research is now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals

Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research is now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals

We are very excited to announce that, following the successful submission of 4 journals to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) earlier this year, we have now had the Fields journal accepted too, bringing our total to 5 journals indexed in DOAJ!

We are very proud of this, showing that Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research publishes high quality research using a professional and transparent editorial review process.

We would like to say a big thank you to the DOAJ team for being helpful and supportive throughout the process, and we are very happy to see these high quality, open access journals, indexed and discoverable on the DOAJ platform.

 

Fields
Journal of Huddersfield Student Research
ISSN: 2057-0163 (Online)
https://www.fieldsjournal.org.uk/
Peer review
Subject: General Works
Date added to DOAJ: 15 Oct 2019
Record Last Updated: 15 Oct 2019
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Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014​​
Journal of Creative Music Systems
ISSN: 2399-7656 (Online)
https://www.jcms.org.uk/
Double blind peer review
Subject: Music and books on Music: Music | Science: Mathematics: Instruments and machines: Electronic computers. Computer science: Computer software
Date added to DOAJ: 30 May 2019
Record Last Updated: 30 May 2019
CC BY-NC-ND
Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014​​
Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Journal to Inform and Improve Practice
ISSN: 2040-0993 (Print); 2049-4181 (Online)
https://www.teachinginlifelonglearning.org.uk
Double blind peer review
Subject: Education: Special aspects of education
Date added to DOAJ: 24 Nov 2014
Record Last Updated: 24 Jul 2019
CC BY-NC-ND
Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014​​
Journal of Performance Magic
ISSN: 2051-6037 (Online)
http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/journal/jpm/
Peer review
Subject: Language and Literature: Literature (General): The performing arts. Show business
Date added to DOAJ: 13 May 2015
CC BY
Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014​​
Crime, Security and Society
ISSN: 2398-130X (Online)
https://www.crimesecurityandsociety.org.uk/
Double blind peer review
Subject: Social Sciences: Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date added to DOAJ: 13 Aug 2019
Record Last Updated: 13 Aug 2019
CC BY
Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014

Family History Month

October is Family History Month, and here at the University of Huddersfield Press we are proud to be part of the thriving local history scene in Huddersfield. We have a great collection of history-based research for you to indulge in, and to perhaps learn something new this Family History Month.

rollMargaret Stansfield’s ‘Huddersfield’s Roll of Honour 1914-1922’, serves as a detailed account of 3,439 service personnel from Huddersfield who lost their lives during the First World War. This touching account remembers those who gave their lives for our country, and honours and represents Stansfield’s lifetime work, who sadly passed away in 2012. Who knows, you may discover a name you recognise amongst the lists of honoured soldiers. You can browse the book online or order a printed copy.

The Making of a University by John O’Connell introduces us makingto the development records of the institution that is now The University of Huddersfield. From the early nineteenth century, where it began as a place of learning to promote the education of the working classes, to becoming a mechanics institution, a female educational institute, and a polytechnic, before, finally, becoming the institution we know today. The late John O’Connell’s original research now resides at the University archives, but you can purchase a print copy of the book for yourself.

slavery.jpgJohn Hargreaves and Hilary Haigh’s Slavery in Yorkshire introduces us to the darker side of our local history. This book explores the many ways in which Richard Oastler set about campaigning and aiding the abolishment of child labour in the Industrial Revolution. This fascinating book opens the readers eyes to the real attitudes towards child labour, and the roles the press and the church played in outlawing the enforcement of child labour. You can order your print copy of the book online.beerhouses

Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies explores policing methods in Huddersfield in the mid-nineteenth century with author, David Taylor, evaluating the issues facing the local area in a hot bed of the West Riding textile production era. This book is available for free via our website or you can purchase a print copy for your bookshelf.

Visit our website to browse our entire collection of books and journals.

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and keep checking out our blog to keep up to date with the latest news from us.   

Brand new edition of Anthropocosmic Theatre published in print and open access

Brand new edition of Anthropocosmic Theatre published in print and open access

It has been a long wait for the beautiful new edition of Anthropocosmic Theatre. First published in 1996, this 2nd edition is updated, with new chapters and translated content.

Available in a beautiful printed copy, or as an open access download, we are excited to announce the launch of this stunning creative and collaborative work.

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We caught up with Deborah Middleton, one of the editors and contributors for the book, to find out what makes this new edition so significant.

How to sum up more than forty-five years of daring adventure in the fields of theatre research and creativity? That was the challenge that faced me as I set about editing a new expanded edition of Anthropocosmic Theatre by the Mexican director, Nicolás Núñez.  The original version of the book, which I had edited way back in 1996 (my first ever foray into academic publishing) reported on Núñez’s development of an approach to theatre that emphasises its ritual and sacred orgins. Núñez and his collaborators had undertaken an extraordinary journey encompassing contact with a wide range of theatre and ritual sources: Tibetan Buddhists in exile in India; Peruvian and Huichol shamans; NASA scientists in Arizona; Strasberg, the father of Method acting, in New York, and Grotowski, the ‘holy theatre’ visionary, in the forests of Poland and the mountains of Mexico.  Now, 20-plus years on, my colleague, Franc Chamberlain, had come up with the idea that we should create a new edition of the book with a second section covering the period from 1996 to 2018. And those years were just as full and intrepid as the early ones had been.

The challenge of the project was in deciding how best to represent the body of work that had flowered from those beginnings – which projects to favour, which inquiries to explore, which adventures to relate.  Inevitably, the book can only be a partial glimpse into a lifelong dedication that has generated a very unique view, and a highly developed practice that has touched multiple lives.  In the end, I chose to focus primarily on ‘the dynamics’ – Núñez’s intensive performer training processes which represent an important contribution to understandings of meditation and energy in actor-training. Shorter case-studies and commentaries give the reader a sense of just a few of the participatory theatre productions. New, and newly translated, writings by Núñez are combined with chapters by other writers, and – in keeping with the original book – a series of short personal reflections by participants.   Once again, we glimpse the extraordinary projects through which Núñez has researched and shared his vision: an overnight performance on each full moon of the year 2000 at the pyramids of Teotihuacan; a 40-day pilgrimage on the pre-Christian route that is now the Camino de Santiago de Compostela;  a creative residency in an indigenous jungle village on the edges of the Darién rainforest in Panama.

This is in part an academic book, but it is also very much a manifesto and a series of testimonials: a manifesto for a theatre of depth, integrity, and sacrality; testimonials to powerful, even life-changing, experiences in the training studio, and in the forests and other spaces where Núnez’s theatre productions take place.  It is a book which is designed to spark the imagination, to evoke an aspirational sense of the power of theatre, and to remind us all of the great cosmic context within which our lives and our art-forms unfold.

We are looking forward to an exciting launch event for the book, to be held at the University of Huddersfield on 30th October.

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Download an open access copy

New journals accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

New journals accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

We are very excited to announce that, after a lot of hard work at the University of Huddersfield Press offices, and a lot of very helpful guidance, we now have 4 journals accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)!

We would like to say a big thank you to the DOAJ team for being helpful and supportive throughout the process, and we are very happy to see these high quality, open access journals, indexed and discoverable on the DOAJ platform.

 Journal of Creative Music Systems Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014​​
In DOAJ?Yes
ISSN(s): 2399-7656
Date added to DOAJ: 2019-05-30
Home pagehttps://www.jcms.org.uk/
LicenseCC BY-NC-ND
Publisher: University of Huddersfield Press
Platform, Host, Aggregator: Janeway
Classification: Music, Computer software
Keywords: music, creative music systems, computational creative systems
Started publishing Open Access content in: 2016
Country: United Kingdom
Language: EN
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 Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Journal to Inform and Improve Practice Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014​​
In DOAJ?Yes
ISSN(s): 2040-0993, 2049-4181
Date added to DOAJ: 2014-11-24
Home pagehttps://www.teachinginlifelonglearning.org.uk
LicenseCC BY-NC-ND
Publisher: University of Huddersfield Press
Platform, Host, Aggregator: Janeway
Classification: Special aspects of education
Keywords: education, lifelong learning, higher education
Started publishing Open Access content in: 2011
Country: United Kingdom
Language: EN
Submit an update
 Journal of Performance Magic Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014​​
In DOAJ?Yes
ISSN(s): 2051-6037
Date added to DOAJ: 2015-05-13
Home pagehttp://eprints.hud.ac.uk/journal/jpm/
LicenseCC BY
Publisher: University of Huddersfield Press
Platform, Host, Aggregator: Eprints
Classification: The performing arts. Show business
Keywords: performing arts, magic
Started publishing Open Access content in: 2013
Country: United Kingdom
Language: EN
Submit an update
 Crime, Security and Society Tick icon: journal was accepted after March 2014​​
In DOAJ?Yes
ISSN(s): 2398-130X
Date added to DOAJ: 2019-08-13
Home pagehttps://www.crimesecurityandsociety.org.uk/
LicenseCC BY
Publisher: University of Huddersfield Press
Platform, Host, Aggregator: Janeway
Classification: Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Keywords: crime, security, society, criminal investigation, forensic sciences
Started publishing Open Access content in: 2018
Country: United Kingdom
Language: EN
Submit an update